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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Craft Sale Goodies....

So this year I was in my first Christmas Craft Sale! It was definitely ALOT of work, but in the end, was well attended and therefore, well worth it all. My dahling girlfriend helped out manning the table. She sells wine for a living but sure knew how to work the crowd, selling me out on various projects!!! She's the best sales lady in town!!!
So I thought I would share some photos from the day....

"Advent Calendars & Tree"...

"Card Display & Cards For Sale Rack"...

"Whisking You A Merry Christmas"...

"Holiday Fudge"...

"Doggie Bags"...

Close up of "Doggie Bags"...

Close up of "Holiday Fudge"...

Close up of "Whisking You A Merry Christmas"...

Close up of "Glitter Balls"....

Panned view of the table...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Great Time To Join Stampin' Up!!!!!

Lookie lookie....this fun & versatile tote will be coming your way if you decide to join as a Stampin Up Demo before October 18, 2010!!

Dates: September 1-October 18, 2010, or while supplies last

New recruits who join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator during the promotion period will receive a FREE craft tote (valued at $49.95) with the purchase of their Starter Kit.

Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote Description

•100% twill nylon exterior; 100% nylon interior
•Dimensions: 15-3/4" x 7-5/8" x 8-7/8"
•Includes attachable shoulder strap for easy transport
•Center section fits 12" x 12" card stock, Craft Keepers, and Paper Cutter
•Outside pockets fit extra-large punches perfectly
•Outside flap pockets offer secure spot for accessories
•Back zipper pocket holds up to seven Stampin' Pads

To get your hands on this super duper cutie patootie tote, contact me to sign up!!!

Tool Tip: Stampin Up Marvelous Markers

Have you ever created a marvelous project only to get frustrated when you couldn't find a coordinating marker? The unity of colors throughout your project means everything when you look at the final pick up the Many Marvelous Marker set, and you'll have all the colors you need to make your projects pop!

■ Dual tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush
■ Set of 38, packaged in rigid plastic case with handle
■ Includes colors from all 4 color collections (does not include Whisper White or Very Vanilla)
■ Odorless, water-based dye ink
■ Coordinate with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! card stock
■ Finger grips on cap aid in easy cap removal

Don't forget to order these fantastic tools (item# 119806) to add some detail to your projects!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What's That Lassie....Jasper's In The Creek???

So as some of you may have noticed, I hadn't posted in awhile - as I have had alot going on. I have just started a new job and am enjoying that immensely!!! Meeting alot of great new people, as well as learning the ropes of the business. I had some "family time" planned as well, and we had 10 great days with my parents, brother, and other family members back home last month as well.
I thought I would share a little story about our travels with you. While out relaxing at the farm, I had decided one day to take the pooch for a walk. As we headed down the 2 mile lane, I was snapping pictures of nature, and this was the last thing I saw of my dog.....gazing off into the distance, watching the ducks take off of the water....

Suddenly, he was no where to be found. As panic settled in, I frantically called out for him, hearing whimpers coming from further down the road, at the base of the creek. Now, I know you cannot understand the depth in this next photo, but it is VERY deep!!!! Soooo deep that I could not reach the soaken wet puppy that was whimpering for help. He was like Lassie, only I think he was saying "Little Jasper fell down the creek, help get me out!!" It took a few moments, which seemed like for hours, as the grass was soooo long it was hard at times to see where he was. Finally, I dug my shoes into the road, and reached deep down and managed to grab him by the edge of his collar and flail him out!!! OMG!!! I was so happy to see him. We carried on our walk down to the water, where he stayed out of the ditch with the long grass only for the first 2 minutes - what a short memory!!!!

This is him mimicking a beaver that he saw swimming in the water!!! What a goof!!

And here he is all wet and muddy from his adventures...he had the time of his life!!!

Onesie, Twosie, Threesie....

Have been dying to use the new Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel from SU, as I love these little outfits!

I made three different versions of this card, one in Marina Mist & Crumb Cake, one in Melon Mambo & Crumb Cake, and the third one is all three colors together...for the person that doesn't know what they are having - are there still these people out there????
I rolled them out, cut them out, colored them up, and popped them up!!!

Here is a shot of all three versions!

I also used the new Vintage Wall embossing folder, for some added texture to the card.
Hope you enjoy!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Inspiration Just In My Backyard....

So a couple people asked me to post where my inspiration came from on my Hot Cocoa I mentioned, it was from my newly planted Rose Garden!!! So here is a quick snapshot of them roses......
So the whole purpose of this post, is to show you that you need not look further than your own backyard for inspiration when creating a card. One of my favorite aspects of my backyard are my Swedish Aspen trees. A few years back, I planted these and have enjoyed watching them quickly grow!!! But the most cherished thing about these trees is, on days when a gentle breeze blows through my yard, the little leaves make such a beautiful rustle, that is so relaxing and soothing!So without any further waiting, I have decided to show you what I made with Bouquet Bunch from the new Summer Mini Catalogue. I used the trunk stamp, and then stacked the leaf bunches three to a tree to create my own Swedish Aspens!
I then colored in the leaves with Pear Pizzaz and outlined them with Old Olive to achieve the depth in color of these beauties!
I also used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Soft Suede & Pear Pizzaz in cardstock colors. A little stitching to add some punch, and some scraps of torn paper from the Elements Of Style Butterfly cards from a previous post rounded out this card.
Going with the same theme, I used Bouquet Bunch again to create this 3x5-1/2 card, planting the leaf bunches in pots this time. A simple card to say "I'm Sorry" for any time you need one...I find I need to make these in batches of 10 for my husband to give to me!!! Bwahahahaha!
Colors used here, were Crumb Cake & Marina Mist, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz & Old Olive. The butterflies were from a retired set called "Branch Out" but were the perfect size for this little card, so I had to use them. Same coloring technique as the first card to create depth. Finished off with a little Hemp Twine and voila!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

This is an absolute "Must Have"!!! If you have ever looked at your piles of cardstock and wondered..."Where do I start?" this tool will help you jump that hurdle each & every time!
Let this "new and improved" color coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity! Whether you want a quick reference of all colors in a collection, a card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations, this swatch book is definitely for you!!!
  • Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener
  • Includes color theory cards and individual color swatch cards
  • On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors
  • Card size: 2-3/4"x 4-1/2"
A great way to start your 2010-2011 catologue order is by adding the Color Coach to the top of your list. Order the Color Coach (item #121620) for $18.95 today!
Happy color matchin!!!
Drumroll is official!! Today, marks the official launch date of the new Stampin Up 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catologue!!! It is jam packed with great new stamp sets, paper, inks & embellishments, not to mention a "humongous" selection of new tools & accessories!!! Head on over to my online store to download the pdf and to place your first order of the catalogue!!

Next up is the new and improved and thicker and jawdroppin' Definately Decorative Catologue!!! Download the pdf on my website and take a mouthwatering look at all the new vinyl to get your hands on! Once you have picked out your first order of this lucious stuff, head on over to my online store to get it rushed to your doorstep!!!

I hope you are half as pleased as I am with these new catalogues and the new and exciting products that Stampin Up has come forward to offer you! Any questions, hollar!!!
Happy shoppin!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hot Cocoa Hydrangea.....

So the other day I was at Home Depot looking in their garden centre and found THEE most beautiful roses - they almost looked artificial they were so gorgeous!!! They were called Hot Cocoa. So I picked a couple of them up and made room for them in my back yard.
As I was sitting, admiring them, it got me thinking......
I love this color combo of Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Pear Pizzaz!!!
I luv hydrangeas and so when I got this stamp set, Because I Care, in my pre order, I was thrilled. This will be a Level 1 Hostess Set as well!!! It comes with a couple saying, "Because I Care" and "Thank You" (pictured below) as well as a single petal hydrangea (which is what I have stamped in the background to jazz it up a little) a ornate row of flowers stamp, and finally, the super duper yummy Hydrangea! I stamped mine in Cherry Cobbler on the flower part, Early Espresso on the stem, and Pear Pizzaz on the leaves, with some blending of Cherry Cobbler into the leaves for a realistic look. I then colored in the flower with Riding Hood Red and accented some areas with Cherry Cobbler. To finish it, I just used my white gel pen and dotted it up a little. NJOY!!!

Funky Friends Never Fade...

This just might be my favorite new "In Color Combo" going right now... Ladies & Gentlemen, put your hands together for Pear Pizzaz & Concorde Crush!!! Yum Yumm - I love these RICH and full colors and when paired together - look out!!!
So this was a simple card that I used the Friends Never Fade set (a new one coming to you as of July 1st, 2010). I love this set - I took the Ornate Blossom and stamped the same color of ink and created a background on the card front itself. Then I layered it with the opposite color of card stock in the middle, then the corresponding color of inked ornate blossom on whisper white, then the opposite color of card stock scaled down, and finally, a new sentiment stamped from Occasional Quotes (one of the new Level 3 Hostess Sets)!
I also popped each double layer (the color adhered to the white card stock) from the card with dimentionals. I have to say, this set and these colors remind me of being a child. Well, you know what they say, "Everything is new again!!!!"
If you haven't gotten a sneak peak of the new catty, I sincerely promise you - you will NOT be disappointed!!! It is packed full of new sets, new paper packs, new accessories, new organizational tools, and new colors that are sure to jazz you up!!!!

Sew Sew....

"Sew" (haha!) I have bought the proper needles and read up on all the sites, and have taken the leap into sewing on cards!!! I have seen "sew" many projects with this simple addition to it, and I always thought it makes the cards pop. "Sew", I pulled out my Brother Sewing Machine, and put it to work. Not alot on this card, but the simplest line adds some punch to the card, or "sew" I think!!! Ok, no more "sewing" jokes....mwahahahahahaha!!!!
I used an old retired set that I had bought second hand called "So Lovely" and watercolored the flowers with Bashful Blue and Old Olive.

The card itself was built on a piece of Old Olive cardstock that was hit with the texture wheel and matching ink, Melon Mambo & Chocolate Chip DSP, Tiny Tags Stamp Set, punches (tags) and finished with a mini library clip.
"Sew" (couldn't help myself!!!) that's as simple as it gets folks!!!
Next up, new catty samples......

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tool Tip: Color Caddy

A place for every pad and every pad in its place! The Color Caddy is compact, yet quite roomy. The top tray holds ink refills and other accessories. Just grab the handle, turn the caddy, and select your favorite pad. Some assembly is required; instructions are included.

■ Requires a 10-inch square space on top of table or counter.
■ Approximately 16-1/2” tall.
■ Holds 48 Classic or Craft pads
■ Made of strong, durable plastic
■ Top tray holds up to 48 ink refills or other stamping accessories
■ Rotates 360 degrees
■ Die-cast aluminum handle for ease in turning
■ Extender kit available

Get yours today by visiting my online store here. Retails for $84.95 Item #104335)
This definitely makes finding the right color super duper easy & accessible!

Retirement Party...Well Sorta!!!

Ok – so one of the most awaited days has come - the last chance lists are here!! That's right, and if this retiring list is any indication, the next catalogue is going to be PACKED TO THE SEAMS of amazing new products! (I have seen some, and I promise you, NO ONE will be disappointed!!) And if that isn’t exciting enough, the new catalogue is 16 pages bigger!!!

Now, I don’t really know exactly WHERE these stamp sets go when they retire, Phoenix, Cali, the Caribbean, but what I do know is that YOU CAN NEVER GET THEM AGAIN!!!!

If the Last Chance Lists are something foreign to you then read on for a brief explanation! The last chance lists are all the product in our annual catalogue that will be retired forever - it's your last chance to buy them NOW - in fact, many of the items have already sold out as of this afternoon, so if there is something you want to make sure you get, you need to get in there and shop now! (Plus there are a bunch of sales too! – WHO doesn’t luv a sale????)

The REALLY fabulous thing is that this year, all the stamp sets, accessories and Decor Elements are listed and their status current on my online store, so you can browse the lists there.. and some of the retiring items are 25-50% off! But only while supplies last!

If you like a good deal... get in there now and place your order (and get it shipped directly to you!!) While you are there, check out the clearance rack as well (only available on online orders) and get some other GREAT deals! Once an item is gone, it is GONE! Don't delay!!

Make sure you check back to my online store often - as you can see, many of the items have sold out already (a * indicates this). The best way for you to get your hands on these retiring items is to place an order through my online store here - that way you can check out quickly and grab those items before they are gone FOREVER!

Sooo, without any further hesitation…., I now present to you the Last Chance Lists! Click on the Last Chance image below to see all the lists in action!

Please note though - the BEST way to see these is going to be on my website (shop now button), because it will be updating constantly, and you can see pictures of them at the same time!
Happy shopping sistah's!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tool Tip: Sponge Daubers

Sponge daubers and stamping sponges make a great team for sponging any project. These are a staple supply that I use on a daily basis to ink edges of cardstock and make those extra special embellishments POP! Daubers slip right onto your fingers, giving you more precise application control. These are small sponges attached to plastic tubes. And with 12 to a package, you can have one for each color that you use frequently. I have a set for each color family!! Don't forget to order this fantastic tool (item# 102395) to add some detail to your projects!
Happy Spongin'

I'm The Queen Of The Castle.....

And you're the dirty rascal!!!! This card was made with two of my favorite colors, Melon Mambo & Soft Suede.
I think is pretty fun - what do you think?

The sentiment was from a new set from the Summer Mini called Favorite Thoughts. I masked off the word queen at the end of the sentiment and cut out the letters instead using the Big Shot and Timeless Type Letter Medium Sizzlett Dies, adhering them to the card using the glue pen. I used a strip of Melon Mambo DSP, and free handed the tear to expose the white in the paper. I inked the edges of the WW cardstock that I built the foundation of this card on as well, with MM ink.

Next I stamped out 5 little crowns from the Tiny Tags stamp set, alternating in Soft Suede & Melon Mambo. I punched these out using the 3/4' circle punch, then punched out opposite circles in 1' and layered them accordingly. I popped these all up along the top, alternating the colors!

And finally, I looked at this card and thought, for a Queen inspired card, it was missing some "blingy sparkly-ness" so I pulled out my Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz and iced it with a couple splashes of it. I might just have to keep this card for myself, unless you know any other Queen's out there in lala land?!?!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vintage Elements of Style Butterfly...

So, I was in need of a couple cards and was itchin' to use my new Elements Of Style set. I stamped on the Butterfly that I cut out using the Big Shot, and gently shaded with Rich Razzleberrry & Old Olive. I wheeled the Rich Razzleberry cardstock (the base of my card) with the Very Vintage Wheel in the identical color for a watermarked look. I have been dying to use some Wild Wasabi (an old in color that I was saving a couple pieces of cardstock from because I loved it so, but now that it is returning....I can cut away!!!). So I wheeled with the Very Vintage Wheel in Versamark & heat embossed it with Whisper White Embossing Powder - that's what gives it that glossy look.

I also free handed a tear job on the one side of the Wild Wasabi, exposing the core of the paper. I really like this vintage, old look that it gives a project!
I then popped the butterfly with dimentionals, after I inked up the edges of it with Chocolate Chip.

And finally, the sentiment (popped too, again - me and my poppers!!) was cut out using the Lots of Tags Sizzletts for the Big Shot, stamped with Sincere Salutations & Teeny Tiny Tags added the floral that I thought was a pretty good match. I love the shape of this tag! One of my favorites!!

Hope you enjoyed tonight's card!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Digital Studio Add On Downloads

So since this wonderful program has launched, Stampin Up! has released a miriad of paper packs, stamp brush sets, punches, ribbon, rub-ons, overlays & more.
So in an attempt to bring them all together, I will be posting photos of each product, the product code, price and release date in this post. PLEASE NOTE* These are this listing of the files that DO NOT come with the MDS Software and are available to purchase for a small fee from my website here!
Check back frequently for updates!

DSP NIGHT & DAY - (118115) $6.95
DSP CAST A SPELL - (118114) $6.95
SPRING SHADES DSP - (120172) $6.95
SUMMER SPELDOR DSP - (121067) $6.95
GEOMETRIC LINES DSP - (121068) $6.95

TEXTURED CARD STOCK - (120168) $6.95

VINTAGE OVERLAYS - (121061) $7.95

SENDING LOVE BRADS - (120169) $2.95
SATIN RIBBON - (121063) $5.95

MINI PROJECT BOXES - (120171) $2.95

RECIPES BY DESIGN KIT - (118869) $13.95
MY SWEET PEA KIT - (119978) $13.25
CHRISTMAS COCOA II KIT - (120880) $13.25
ICICLE PHOTOCARD KIT - (120882) $5.95
WRITE STUFF II KIT - (120881) $13.25

GO GRADUATE PLUS (121069) $7.95
CONTEMPO ALPHABET (122145) $13.95
CALENDAR BASICS KIT - (118120) $13.95
VINTAGE VOGUE BRUSH SET - (121062) $5.95
WELL SCRIPTED BRUSH SET - (121064) $5.95
ROUGH TYPE BRUSH SET - (121066) $13.95
CIRCLE CIRCUS - (118126) $7.95
MEDALLION - (118124) $2.98
PUMPKIN PATCH - (118122) $7.95
GREATEST MOMENTS II - (118121) $13.25
SCHOOL DAYS II - (118116) $13.25
FRIEND BY DEFINITION - (118118) $2.95
BERRY CHRISTMAS - (118117) $7.95
JUST PERFECT ALPHABET - (118119) $13.25
ATHLETIC DEPT. BRUSH SET - (121065) $9.95
JERSEY STAMP BRUSH SET - (122263) $13.25

TWO STEP BIRD PUNCH - (122131) $1.25
FANCY FLOWER PUNCH - (122132) $1.25
JEWELRY TAG PUNCH - (122133) $1.25

If you wish to purchase any of these, you will need to shop online on my website HERE (click SHOP NOW) and enter the item codes in your order. You are more than welcome to place other Stampin Up! items to your basket as well, then simply check out! Once you reach the Order Confirmation Page, click on the DOWNLOAD NOW link or the DOWNLOAD MANAGER LINK. Select which ever operating system that you are running your MDS on (MAC or Windows), then select either DOWNLOAD A FILE (to import them directly into your MDS software), or select FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS if you are wanting to use these in Photoshop or any other digital program. When prompted, select RUN. When you have completed downloading all your files that you purchased, simply open My Digital Studio and, voila - your new downloaded files will be waiting for you to use!!!

Tool Tip: Forget Me Not Keeper

Can't find what you are looking for when you need it? Unorganized, frustrated & forgetful? The "Forget Me Not Keeper" by Stampin Up! is what you need!
This versatile, archival container provides a convenient way to store & organize photos, or to use as a card organizer for remembering the important people in your life. The twelve dividers allow you to organize photos by theme, month, or occasion.
- White polypropylene with silver metal snaps
- 12 polypropylene dividers included
- 8.5/8" long x 6.5/8" wide x 5" high when assembled
- Ships flat
- Archival quality, assembles quickly & easily
- Holds approximately 720 photos

Don't forget to order this fantastic tool (item# 105525) to keep you organized!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

King of The Flowers & Ice Cream!

So thought I should post this month's Stampers 10 Cards....
I think I am safe to say that ALL my ladies had fun making these three cards, playing with brand new sets, learning new techniques, and bidding farewell to some memorable colors!!!!
First up....

This card was spring inspired with colors -Brocade Blue, Pink Pirouette - cause it's coming back! & Certainly Celery round out this palate...Using the new, Awash With Flowers set (in clear mount - which was a great hit!!) we stamped 3 of the daisy solids in Pink Pirouette on Whisper White, one in the middle and two off to either side. Then we took Pretty In Pink and stamped the silhouette outline. Stems were all done in Certainly Celery, flipping the stamp upside down to get the two stems off the blue flowers.

Two more daisy flowers were stamped out on an additional piece of WW in Brocade Blue and then we simply cut them out, and popped them up offset to the other flowers, using dimentionals. Prior to assembling we took the Brocade Blue and the daisy silhouette outline and stamped around all the edges of our card. We then assembled the layers, and VOILA!!!! Sentiment is from the new In A Word set in the Summer Mini! Doesn't everyone need a card that screams..."So Sorry!!!"?

Next up - we got da King of da Grill Man!!!! I LOVE THIS SET!!!! I guess I am a little partial to it because my hubby cooks EVERYTHING on the Barbie, so when I saw this set - I knew I was getting it, just to make stuff for him!!! Oh yeah, did I mention - I LOVE THIS SET?!!!
Ok, so we used Basic Black, Crushed Curry & Perfect Plum for the base & the layers. We stamped the image on Whisper White - once again, super duper easy in the clear mount - in Black Stazon, as we were coloring the image and did not want any of the black to pull into the image!! Although I simply cannot stand the fumes of CHERRY CHERRY CHERRY sifting up into the air while using the Stazon, this is an absolute must have if you are coloring, in my humble opinion.

The sentiments in this set are AWESOME so we stamped one out and punched with the word window punch for shape. Then we punched out a modern Label Punch of Crushed Curry and adhered the two together. Finishing off with a Mini Library Clip for a little metal, we popped the sentiment label with dimentionals.
Card was texturized on the front panel with Sizzix Embossing Folder, for a manly-er feel!!
Isn't it BTUiful?

And once you've had your burger fix, we can move onto dessert....bwahahahah....sometimes I just amaze myself!! LOL! Ok, so this card is done with the Sweet Scoops set, once again, from the Summer Mini. I earned this set after regionals, and was really excited to use it! Cardstock is Melon Mambo & Chocolate Chip, with a slice of CC Designer Series Paper. A bow was made out of the Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon and adhered to the top and back of the DSP. Then we secured down our DSP onto the cardstock.
*NB* At this point it is very important that everyone knows that the whole point of this card was to demonstrate the difference between the clear mount and the wood mount to my groups of ladies!! I did not, nor did I allow any of the ladies to use the Stampamajig for this project - so that is why I am proudly displaying a NON-PERFECT project!!
We then stamped 4 cones in Melon Mambo on the Melon Mambo to give the watermarked look. We repeated with the tops of the ice cream. Oh god, was this ever off!!! The good news is you got to pick your WORST ice cream cone and cover it up with the tag that we made!! The tag was free-handed as well, simply due to the size we needed to stamp the ice cream cone on. We stamped the cone in Chocolate Chip on WW. Then on a separate piece of WW, we inked up the ice cream top with Melon Mambo and pressed the zebra looking stamp right up to it - I believe this is called the "Kissing" technique. This "removed" some of the Melon Mambo ink off the ice cream top stamp and left an image. We then stamped the image and cut out, added chocolate sprinkles, and popped it up over the chocolate cone. Once the tag was cut out in WW, we glued it to some Chocolate Chip cardstock and trimmed up the layer. We punched out a circle in MM, folded over the top of the tag, punched a tiny hole through it all, tacked a piece of ribbon behind and covered up our worst cone!
The "piece de la resistance" was the Crystal Effects that was added to the ice cream to make it look all shiny!!! Don't forget this take quite a while to dry!
I should also mention my girlfriend did this card which I thought I was casing off of her but apparently Nancy Riely designed it, and then she cased it from her - so her is the link to Nancy's card if you want to check out her blog!!!
Well, hope you enjoyed these three projects - if you have any questions - hollar!